Football in Belarus

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Football in Belarus
Governing bodyFootball Federation of Belarus
National team(s)Belarus national football team
National competitions
Club competitions
International competitions
Borisov Arena is home ground of club FC BATE Borisov.

In Belarus, a country that gained independence in 1991, football is the most popular sport, closely followed by ice hockey. The national association takes part in all competitions organized by FIFA and UEFA at senior and youth level, as well as in women’s football.[1] Dinamo Minsk were once one of the powerhouses in the top flight of Soviet Union football, sometimes playing in European club competitions. A number of Belarusians, such as Sergei Aleinikov, Sergei Borovsky, Sergei Gotsmanov, Ihar Hurynovich, Georgi Kondratiev, Aleksandr Prokopenko, Andrei Zygmantovich and Eduard Malofeyev (as both player and manager), represented the Soviet Union. Today, the star of Belarusian football is Alexander Hleb, who currently plays for BATE Borisov.[2][3]

League system[edit]




Belarusian Premier League
16 clubs

↓↑ 2 clubs


Belarusian First League
15 clubs

↓ 1 club ↑ 2 clubs


Belarusian Second League
16 clubs

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Belarus a shining light in women's development". 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  2. ^ "Football in Belarus and a tale of false promise". 2013-12-07. Retrieved 2016-06-29.
  3. ^ "Ireland host Belarus but what do we really know about the". 2016-05-31. Retrieved 2016-06-29.